Lewis Hamilton topped the timesheets as practice got underway in hot and humid conditions in Kuala Lumpur on Friday morning.

Lewis_Hamilton-Mercedes_GPThe 2008 world champion set a best time of 1m 40.691s to finish marginally ahead of Ferrari’s Kimi Raikkonen, with the other Mercedes of Nico Rosberg third fastest.

Last weekend wasn’t without problems for Mercedes as an engine issue put Hamilton out of the grand prix early in the race. The McLarens finished second and third with Kevin Magnussen runner-up ahead of Jenson Button.

 

Pos. Drivers Teams Time Laps
01. 44United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Mercedes AMG Petronas 1:40.691 19
02. 07Finland Kimi Raikkonen Scuderia Ferrari 1:40.843 20
03. 06Deutschland Nico Rosberg Mercedes AMG Petronas 1:41.028 19
04. 22 – United Kingdom Jenson Button McLaren F1 1:41.111 20
05. 20 – Denmark Kevin Magnussen McLaren F1 1:41.274 18
06. 25 - France Jean-Eric Vergne Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:41.402 15
07. 01Deutschland Sebastian Vettel Red Bull Racing 1:41.523 9
08. 27 – Deutschland Nico Hulkenberg Sahara Force India 1:41.642 19
09. 19 – Brazil Felipe Massa Williams Martini Racing 1:41.686 23
10. 77 – Finland Valtteri Bottas Williams Martini Racing 1:41.830 22
11. 14 - Spain Fernando Alonso Scuderia Ferrari 1:41.923 14
12. 03Australia Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull Racing 1:42.117 20
13. 99 – Deutschland Adrian Sutil Sauber F1 Team 1:42.365 21
14. 26 – Russia Daniil Kvyat Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:42.869 21
15. 21 – Mexico Esteban Gutierrez Sauber F1 Team 1:42.904 23
16. 17 – France Jules Bianchi Marussia F1 Team 1:43.825 18
17. 09 – Sweden Marcus Ericsson Caterham F1 Team 1:45.775 24
18. 04 – United Kingdom Max Chilton Marussia F1 Team 1:46.911 10
19. 10 – Japan Kamui Kobayashi Caterham F1 Team 1:51.180 5
20. 08 – France Romain Grosjean Lotus F1 Team no time 2
21. 11 – Mexico Sergio Perez Sahara Force India no time 2
22. 13 – Venezuela Pastor Maldonado Lotus F1 Team no time 4